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Access to Higher Education Diploma: Health

Access to HE Diplomas are well established national qualifications, which allow students without traditional Level 3 qualifications to apply for Higher Education courses either at university or at Walsall College.

This is an intensive programme designed for people with at least three years’ experience outside compulsory education. The course supports those who wish to progress to university to study for entry into professions, such as nursing, midwifery, operating department practice, occupational therapy or other health professions.

The pathway specific subjects include: Anatomy, Respiration and Circulation, Cell Biology, Control and Co-ordination, Disease and Health Studies. This course provides the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge appropriate for progression onto Higher Education courses.

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You will need to have previously achieved a GCSE grade C or above in English or Maths. You will also need to be able to demonstrate Level 2 competency in Literacy and a minimum of Level 1-2 in Numeracy through a rigorous interview, online Initial Assessment and a written comprehension exercise.
You will need to possess the necessary motivation and determination to succeed on an intensive programme and must have at least three years’ work/life experience following full time compulsory education.

You can progress onto a career in midwifery, radiology, radiography, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and other related health care professions. Successful completion of the unit assessment is required for progression.

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Basic Information

Course Code M01F3HEA9P
Location Wisemore Campus
Level Level 3
Type Full-Time
Fee £3300, Exam/reg fee: £98, Other fees: £10 Learning Pass with Photocopying & Printing Credit
Start Date Sep 23 2019

Maths & English Requirement

English and Maths is a mandatory part of the 16-19 study programme.
If you have GCSEs in English and Maths at:

  • A* - C or 4-9 - You will continue to study English and Maths but do not have to take another exam.
  • D or 3 - You will need to resit your GCSE English and Maths at college.
  • E, F or G / 1 or 2 - You will study for Functional Skills until you get to Level 1. Then you will take GCSE English and Maths.

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